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​Faculty and staff invited to Picnic Pops event at Cannonsburg

Published July 6, 2014

The University Club will host a Picnic Pops event on July 17 at Cannonsburg Ski Area for faculty and staff members.



​GV, UM collaborate on alternative energy arts performance in Muskegon

Published July 6, 2014

Students alumni and faculty from Grand Valley State University and University of Michigan will perform Into the Wind an alternative energy-inspired arts performance featuring dance music and poetry.



​GV professors and students help researchers study honey bee population decline

Published July 6, 2014

Computing professor Jonathan Engelsma created a web application that allows users to remotely monitor and share the conditions of bee hives with other researchers.



​GV alumni golf outing scheduled for July 19

Published July 6, 2014

Grand Valley State University alumni friends and supporters are invited to the Alumni Golf Outing which has been scheduled for July 19 at the Meadows.



​GVSU men's basketball team adds two recruits

Published July 6, 2014

The Grand Valley State University mens basketball team bolstered its 2014-2015 recruiting class with the addition of two guards for the upcoming season.



​3 Lakers compete in USATF meet in Sacramento

Published July 6, 2014

Three athletes affiliated with the Grand Valley State University track and field program participated at the 2014 USA Track Field Outdoor Championships last weekend in Sacramento Calif.



​102 GVSU student-athletes earn academic honors from GLIAC

Published July 6, 2014

Grand Valley State University had 102 student-athletes from seven different sports named to the GLIAC 2014 Spring Sports All-Academic and Academic Excellence Teams.



​GVSU club dodgeball team heads to Vegas

Published July 6, 2014

The Grand Valley State University club dodgeball team won its second consecutive Ultimate Dodgeball Championship qualifier in Kentwood on June 29.



​3 Lakers compete in USATF meet

Published July 6, 2014

Three athletes affiliated with the Grand Valley State University track and field program participated at the 2014 USA Track Field Outdoor Championships last weekend in Sacramento Calif.



102 Lakers earn academic awards

Published July 6, 2014

Grand Valley State University had 102 student-athletes from seven different sports named to the GLIAC 2014 Spring Sports All-Academic and Academic Excellence Teams.



The use of higher ed: Liberal arts and the career track

Published July 6, 2014

I have a variety of friends who guided either by thoughtful prudence or deep wisdom pursue both practical and impractical majors in college.



VISIONARY

Published July 6, 2014

As Grand Valley State University continues to expand it also continues to evolve. As students at this university we a role in the direction this school will go.



War against the insects

Published July 6, 2014

Let me tell you what the absolute hardest thing to get used tolearn how to do better since moving out of my parents house has been for me.



GVSU looks ahead to future

Published July 6, 2014

As Grand Valley State University begins to look ahead to the upcoming fall semester and the return of the bulk of its students the university is also looking even further into the future. The university is finalizing its developmental plan for 2016-2021 as the current developmental plan will end in 2015.



OMG Music Festival to hit Grand Rapids

Published July 6, 2014

Since thecreation of YouTube Facebook Twitter and other social media sites more andmore musicians have sparked their own big breaks by uploading videos andrecordings of themselves.The OMG MusicFestival is a festival that highlights some musicians that began their careerthrough these means.



Student trio shares West Michigan experiences through a distinct sound

Published July 6, 2014

ForThe Cardboard Swords creating music that is authentic and expresses theirexperiences is the only way to goTheresponse that we get from people that love our music is the type of recognitionI look for it feels good when your music connects with people said TylerDeCoeur the vocalist and guitar player of the group.



Jazzing down our carbon footprint

Published July 6, 2014

The DTE Energy Foundation after years of supporting Michiganfestivals has expanded its reach into Grand Rapids by sponsoring the GRandJazzFestthis year.



Sound the horns

Published July 6, 2014

The sirens will call out this July to signal the start ofthe 10th annual Grand Valley International Trumpet Seminar.From July 20 27 some of the best trumpet players in theworld will converge on the Grand Valley campus to take part in a weeklongexercise with high school and college-level musicians learning from the fieldstop performers.The event attracts students from around the country andaround the world in order to participate in a dialogue that will help them cultivatetheir talents.



GVSU involved in lawsuit

Published July 6, 2014

Grand Valley State University is currently involved in a pending lawsuit in which two students are suing the university for what they feel was a wrongful accusation of academic dishonesty.The two students Ashley Short and Erin Jurek were taking MTH 345 Discrete Mathematics together in the summer of 2013 when their professor accused them of working together on a take-home exam.